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Item Reviews for: Bugera BUG V55HD Guitar Amplifier Head  -  BUG V55HD LIST

Very Impressed
By: Troy from Dothan, AL      Submitted: 7/14/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. Been playing 21 years and you just can't beat the sound of a tube amp. This has a great vibe and is the real deal for not a lot of money. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Is solid and doesn't rattle. Time will tell as far as dependability. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Easy set up. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Sounds full and thick clean. Drive channel was surprising. Plenty of headroom for 55 watts. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Looks great...like a "new" vintage amp.
Big Sound From a Little Box
By: chelle60 from Arlington, TX      Submitted: 2/26/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Been gigging this amp for about a year, as well as practicing with it. Still sounds great, all knobs, jacks, and other "parts" are intact and working and it still looks great. Reliability How has it stood up over time? This amp has proven road-worthy, although I will admit that I "baby" tube amps - they never ride in a trailer and I'm usually the only person allowed to carry it. I've used it indoors and out, it's never shut off, acted weird, or made a noise it wasn't supposed to make. General Your general opinion of this product. Worth what I paid for it. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Since this isn't a guitar but I am a guitar player, I will say that I think the pots/knobs are too easily moved. There's little to no resistance when you turn them so every time anyone picks up the unit to move it, all the knobs get turned. If they were set in or at least a little resistance to casual brushing, that would be an improvement. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? It's a tube amp - sounds like a tube amp. I've been playing the stock tubes since I got it. You can switch from triode to pentode if you want to have a little change in your dirty sound - this is handy. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Tolex has stood up well to wear - we argue over whether this amp is black or brown. Action How was the action out of the box? uh... yeah, the knobs turn too easily. heh.
had many high dollar amps !! this one smokes 1000.00 amps easy!!
By: jamie from frisco tx united states      Submitted: 7/1/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? yes actually very well i thought first thing i would change was the tubes as it is an inexpensive amp. a waste of as 120 bucks but oh well. this thing rocks and then some. Reliability How has it stood up over time? i have not had it long enough but i think the way it was constructed should only leave the tube change option that i will exercise when the stock ones die!! General Your general opinion of this product. awesome! thats from a 48 yr old man. lol Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Finish How did the stain or paint job look? nice!
For the Money, None better.
By: Ken from California      Submitted: 2/29/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The build quality is excellent. Internally is is as well made as any other amp my eyes have seen. The layout internally seems on par with any other mass produced amplifier. Clean, and precise. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Having a first run Bugera 6262 since December of 2007, I cannot perceive the bugera V55 having ANY issues whatsoever. Those who have complained of issues, seem to be unaware that these types of things, such as a bad molex plug, can be a problem with ALL, I repeat ALL mass produced amps. Internally, I cannot see anything that would be a red flag. The build is as top notch as it possibly can be. General Your general opinion of this product. Overall, the amp is a great tool. Being a head, I cannot comment on the speaker that would come in the combo, but I am using a 2 x 12 with 2 Bugera speakers from my 6262. The amp sounds a little sterile, but tube worthy vs solid state. I found the stock power tubes to be harsh. I currently have a set of JJ power tubes in it, that helped smooth out the gain channel. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The controls are set up very nicely, and the MASTER VOULUME and MASTER PRESENCE is a great thing! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The amp straight from the factory is slightly dull on the clean channlel, and harsh on the gain channel. Speaker swaps and tubes swaps tend to even things out with all amps. Of course, it's all subjective. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The head itself is built very well, and has quite a weight to it. The only cosmetic defect I can see is a little but of glue under some piping. That's it. Action How was the action out of the box? NA
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